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am in the russian capital you're watching our t.v. on marina joshie to our breaking news this hour gadhafi son made an appearance in central tripoli refuting rebels claim that he was arrested the claim was initially confirmed by the international criminal court as independent journalist liza phelan told us this is casting a shadow over other statements by the rebel council but there have been some extraordinary event tonight of course we've been hearing over the past few days that the libyan government is crumbling opposition of trained the rebels have claimed that they are in complete control of tripoli so it was not by surprise to the surprise of all the foreign journalists and their surprise when my phone is i'm sorry at the hotel. with his convoy and he gave an interview to the judge and he
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also took some of the judge live with him for a drive through the city where they were taken to these the way some of them say they saw thousands of people in the in the area and the bullets at the libyan government and. a number of his the people from tribes across the country have come into the capital to support the struggle here against the rebels and by the very much relaxed and high spirit. that the libyan government and for them pay is winning against the rebels and then we also have the news that mohammed gadhafi has brought mama gadhafi the other son who was reported to have been captured has been released by he's got a brother gadhafi and he apparently gave a speech on libyan television so of course these events just completely time and the perception of the wild about what's happening here in the capital on its side. journalist and anti-war activist susan lindauer says the libyan regime might fall but that won't bring in a chance to the bloodshed i think that it is the end of the regime however i do not
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think that it is the end of the war i think that that nato has a very serious problem they have arrived on at the point of a gun they've been quote democracy to libya through guns and the people of libya are very angry at nato they are not jubilant the rebels who have arrived are celebrating the people are not celebrating with them these people do not like outsiders they are now preparing to pursue tribal vengeance and vendettas very quietly they will punish those who have attacked them and we will probably not hear very much about that in the in the western media at all but this war is not over and they will now have their blood and they are not going to be eager to reciprocate and reward britain or france or italy they would like to see those countries stay out of their of their of libya and to stay out of their oil as well
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and the fight is not over in tripoli by the carve up of levy is vast oil riches the biggest in africa it's already beginning of italian foreign minister of fire the starting gun saying it was any oil company will play the number one role in the region and lower and it reports the service won't come cheap or the libyan people. delivered as a promise but seen by many as more of a threat david cameron says nato will stay while libya makes the transition to democracy as allied forces lend support to the rebels to take tripoli the stop the war coalition warns libyans not to expect they're getting something for nothing the western powers don't do this without asking for a paper why is it that the head of the t.n.c. is running off to paris to meet with the french president will of course start here's one very very important issue was why the western powers tony blair and others struck a deal with gadhafi in the first place it will be exactly what they're seeking to
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continue with with the t.n.c. to further explore those oil riches the british government makes no secret of the fact that its motives in supporting the rebels aren't entirely altruistic last year alone the u.k. exported around forty billion dollars of goods and services to north africa and the middle east but it's black gold that's the key libya has the largest oil reserves in africa western powers look at the region and they talk about humanitarianism all democracy but they think about oil greg mata it says it's impossible not to draw a comparison with iraq he's written a book about the aftermath of the iraq invasion in which he maintains western powers imposed a democracy which played on sectarian divisions that ensured years of tribal struggle but also meant the allies retained control of the oil supply while the u.k. government insists lessons have been learned from iraq western oil firms move into
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libya even before the fate of tripoli is sealed great oil grab is already beginning b.p. has a contentious oil and gas exploration contract in libya which the u.k. government will be anxious for it to resume italian oil giant e n i. is the first to send back to libya and it says rose on the knees french toast towel and. also did well as investors hopes they'd soon be able to resume production in libya but at what price to the libyan people the great fear is that just as they did in iraq that creates a democracy which serves interests or the west's interests or oil companies interests and does nothing for the people of libya nor emmett's. asia times correspondent pepe escobar believes assoon as western countries get libyan oil contracts the one boots on the ground to secure them. this is the cover story in
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this story from the beginning was r two p. responsibility to protect that was the basis for u.n. resolution one nine seventy three there was that bathes of the agreement between the u.s. and saudi arabia we get the resolution based on your fake arab league gold nine countries out of twenty two and you can do any you want with bahrain saudi arabia itself but this was the cover story sold to american and european public opinion especially the chinese the russians many being brazil for that matter they're not buying it they know it's a us nato coordinator operation without them there will be no victory just would be a stalemate they'll go for ever and we have the international community sort of basically deaf lantus is ours taking sides in a civil war so when they knew that they could go on for months or maybe years on that it's ok let's try to take tripoli in one date and they did it because they belong basically going the whole city and the way towards you know what this reminds me of i was there at
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a time because mission provisional authority in iraq in two thousand and three this is the same sink we're going to have a western goods on the ground and we're going to open up. libya for a hired corps no holds bar durable capitalism with no rebuts ration of profit you know what let's get their oil as soon as we gather the best contracts possible and know that this is completely krrish if this is the way we don't know yet that u.s. and nato goals we're going to have reracked two point zero. with speculation rising out of what's ahead for levy if the rebels when we're interested in your opinion on the matter express it at r t dot com well so far most of the viewers think levy zero will turn into another oil rich colony for nato members twenty one percent don't believe anything will change at all and just under that field will split as an internal struggle for power begins only a minority believe the country will actually turn into
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a democratic state well you can let us know what you think on this issue by logging on to our website our team dot com and have your say. cheering crowds in tripoli is the green square left mannie around the world with a feeling of deja vu back in february egyptians were united in joy and hope for a brighter future when they celebrated the toppling of hosni mubarak now it's the feeling of disappointment that unites them artes gun it should count looks at what's ahead for levy and if the change finally comes. to could that the regime is crumbling. the rebels are cheering. the. same cheers and tears could be seen in egypt in february as the nation ousted their longtime leader hosni mubarak but six months on many egyptians say their hopes have been crushed by reality. you know i love the revolution when it happened i
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welcomed that looked at the time we call life at the end of the tunnel we see it's not getting better we have nothing to eat don't tell me about democracy for hungry people it just doesn't matter the egyptians now are not governed by they chose as their leaders instead it's their or me that's in control the army that has strong ties with the us and is sponsored by washington the military regime the edifice the institutions that were the essence the fundamental essence of the mubarak regime those read. mayme and we can see the thousands of people have been brought to military trial since the end of the popular revolution that ousted mubarak in tripoli the body taking over is the national transitional council also not chosen by the leaving people yet the council has been recognized as the legitimate government of libya by all allies who've been helping oust gadhafi many leave ians are outraged by the fact that foreign powers are effectively making vital choices
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for that there's too much wealth and geopolitical strategic value to libya to only become reformed in democratic rights and universal participation by the citizenry. western powers need to implement a western economic and military agenda and therefore the people who will eventually command the political situation in libya and the military situation in libya will indeed be supported and buttressed by western powers western powers have thrown all their support behind the league in national transitional council giving them billions of dollars and weapons to gain control but the rebels are far from being a united group what libya's going to face after that is a period of prolonged chaos nobody knows the outcome this is as i said in the beginning this is tribe against tribe this is not democracy against totalitarian revolutions in egypt and libya have developed under different scenarios in egypt it
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was an on armed uprising of millions in libya it's been an insurgency flooded with weapons by the west and those weapons are still in their arms and they're not going anywhere and many analysts are saying that we could find themselves in a much worse situation than the egyptians because on top of power crisis similar to the one egyptian they're having libyans could be facing a fresh break of violence at the hands of the armed mom i'm going to shut down reporting from washington our team a former bush administration official michael o'brien says once cause no matter what happens to gadhafi it will be the hague tribunal pulling the strings. be careful what you ask for you might get it then again you may not be the example of egypt when they're not really there a they didn't get what they were fighting for that may happen in libya as well. it seems that. the west is very there's a there's a bond between the libyan rebels and the western countries there's a lot of input now what will have to do are a lot of you know
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a lot of interplay i should say but now we'll have to wait and see. the rebels who are still sort of you know exactly who are what are they and how will they did they are they just using the west to get to take over tripoli in the country and get rid of gadhafi and then once that's done they're going to do their own thing and they don't need the west anymore the hague being reassured or is very much involved in what's going to happen when when they capture khadafi which i have no doubt they will so does that mean the people of libya are going to. decide his fate i don't really think so i think the international court's going to decide his fate and i sound a little cynical when i say this i think maybe his trial and maybe punishment execution life in prison may be in libya to make it look like the libyan people or are deciding his fate fighting in the b.
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is reported to have reached the country's border with tunisia where heavy gunfire has been heard to asia has beefed up its army presence in the frontier areas leaving an infiltrator as have allegedly crossed the border are just corresponding there in the is that a spot for us. violent clashes have been reported along with unusually been border over the weekend it all started on friday when a local resident has reported that near the town of dues reportedly several vehicles with the license plate carrying arms men have been spotted afterwards clashes have been erupting throughout the weekend between the tunisian border patrol and the even men we cannot talk with certainty about their identity now you have to remember that it was in tunisia where the events of the so-called arab spring have started transfer to transpire this year with the ousting of the tunisian president and the unrest which started in tunisia has essentially been
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caught like a fever throughout the middle east and the north africa and the result is that what we are seeing in capital right now now back then in the spring of this year thousands were fleeing from tunisia to europe in order to escape the mayhem which was going on here and now a similar situation is happening to libya but now libyans are fleeing all over the border with tunisia into tunisia and of course what we could be witnessing is yet another human catastrophe in the region with thousands of refugees trying to escape to me of course we do not know whether or not those refugees will try and make their way into europe which dealt with that crisis and now may be facing another one with the ongoing clashes in libya. now former u.s. diplomat in libya john graham says even if the rebels take over there will barely be a hint of democracy in libya. there is so little civil society in libya there are so
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few democratic institutions and they are so weak they have nothing to build on egypt in tunisia there was at least something to build on once the filler was was was gotten away when in libya that's not the case these people have to start from scratch and there are all kinds of reasons why it could fail what is the whole nature of the transitional council is he it's it's a mess it's these people are some of them are exiles some of their are have fled from that you could argue regime a few of them are islamicists summary intellectuals and probably professors some are business people so just hanging together is going to be an enormously difficult task for them the other thing is that they've got. reprisals they've got they can't make can't they can't care for uprising against their enemies that will just create the kind of civil strife that everyone wants to avoid. russian foreign minister sergei lavrov says there could have been
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a last bloody resolution to the league in crisis by both nato didn't allow it to happen. we have always wanted a quicker outcome and it could have been faster but a number of factors prevented this from happening including could i if you. told allies they could not she insisted that negotiations were only possible to him nato is actions were also an obstacle they far exceeded the mandate issued by the un security council. france plans to hold a high level meeting next week to discuss we b.s. political future the top libi an opposition leader has been invited to the french capital artie's danio bushels as paris is behaving as if the conflicts over that could be seen as jumping the gun. the french president has spoken to the rebel leader mahmoud jibril by telephone on monday and announced that he's invited him for talks on wednesday francis said that libya is a potentially rich country but it needs support and aid to rebuild in fact paris is
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behaving as if it's all over now but experts here do express fears that the divisions between the rebels themselves now that they like a common enemy and get their feet if gadhafi has indeed now gone may mean there is further violence as those splits between the rebels are exposed in brussels diplomats and analysts saying that the united states has really taken a back seat here see an opportunity to take a leading role french defense minister says that the talks will find a roadmap to the future of libya that's necessary to avoid the country slipping back into civil war to find common ground and to force the crissy the official name is to improve ties between european nations and the new government now it's in these leaders silvio berlusconi has also announced that he will be meeting the rebel needers now and is here all saying that this may be to also be for western
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oil information for its all the oil corporations for example we know that any had large contracts with gadhafi before the civil war and was accused of corruption in order to gain must have contracts in that country. reporting there well just to remind you we've got extensive coverage of the situation in tripoli on our website that's our tita comicon always had there for the latest video analysis and opinion and again also get the latest news from the region on our twitter page so powerless at r.t.e. on a score. to other ongoing arab conflict now in syria the u.n. says more than twenty two hundred people have been killed there in this sick. month long crackdown on anti-government protesters and despite growing calls by the western leaders on the sharia law said to step down he says he's regime is not in danger and the government is in control he is wary of
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a national who is in syria went to see for herself whether that's true. the city of hama around two hundred kilometers north of the capital damascus religiously conservative sunni dominated city it's been one of the centers of religious tensions here in syria for many years in one thousand nine hundred eighty two during the current president bashar assad's father rulon the city saw a bloody massacre according to amnesty international over ten thousand people were killed there in the regime's crackdown on the city's sunni population but during this conflict this city has been among the last to join the national operas in the army were moved into in july and withdrew ten days later i t. is now going there to see how things are on the ground after the army left the city and to try to find out exactly what happened there during a ten day military operation during the first part of our journey the road looked quite normal surprisingly so for a war torn country but the way to hama goes through homs the city where activists
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have been reporting dozens of civilians over the last few months of violence. the closer we get to the more dramatic twists in the real becomes checkpoints appear along the highway. and well later our car catches up with a military convoy the troops apparently returning to a nearby base after the operation in homs officially over they still posts but not for long. at the entrance to hama all the cars are checked but that's not the only reminder of the recent unrest. rishon the city of hama became infamous after it appeared in an amateur video posted on you tube showing dead bodies thrown to the r.c. river comment accompanying this video sad these were residents of hama killed by security forces while syrian t.v. reported they were policeman. disappointed presidents vote to end all
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military operations against anti-government protesters. they've recently been reports about the army still being deployed in several cities across syria including hama. we mistake a man at the checkpoint for a was a soldier is but he's just a police officer wearing special armor protection a measure introduced following dramatic events here this is what's left from the offices in the center of the city of hama officials say it was attacked by extremist groups operating here shortly before the army and the city they say that . the armed groups set the building on fire and killed at least twenty soldiers who were inside the building at the time of the attack. the army came to remove barricades behind these barricades there were people not peaceful demonstrations and there were clashes between them and the troops. while the governor's sharing his views on what's happened
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a crowd gathers outside his residence the slogan sound neutral first. god is great. but the changes in seconds what people start seign gives a completely different picture we live here about to our minds and our power. to destroy the most pleasure but after the army into the city we see all. this but. maybe i am just about to. make a living in brazil officials though put all responsibility on the people themselves they have the right spots these people just don't want to give the government time to do reforms the reforms cannot go through in such an atmosphere. i would journey to hammer has been part of a so-called syria is fine tour but no matter what his initial goal was it turned out to be very different from its name. r t damascus hama
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syria. well time now for the business news will you stay with us. hello that's right time for your business update while the latest plunge in the markets could force russia to revise its privatization program one of the most anticipated deals of the autumn the sale of a seven point six percent stake in burbank this under threat the country's biggest lender has lost over twenty percent of the capital since late july and say the current market situation is not favorable for selling any assets at a good price or the state boost its profit as ation program aiming to gain over two hundred billion dollars by twenty seventeen. current prices dropped sharply on monday as the rebellion in oil rich levy appeared close to ending a resumption of oil exports could ease worries of the global supply constraints
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that drive current prices to three year highs this year and how whether christians has grown or from standard and poor's says it will take the country at least a year to get back on top. i think it will take about a full year before production he said it's peak levy is currently producing around less than one hundred thousand barrels which is about nine percent of the previous capacity now we understand from any which is the largest producer in the country that so far as they know installations have been hurt but still you cannot just turn it on you have to build up the pressure and you have to start gradually so it will probably take a forward twelve months before they reach peak. time for a look at the markets crude prices edging up while the masses continue to i developments in libya for indications on the restart of oil exports from the opec member brands blend is trading at one hundred eight dollars per barrel while the just a notch below eighty five dollars per barrel and
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a quick look at the first metals gold is trading at another all time high of one thousand nine hundred dollars flight safe haven ass's continued silver is also up it's trading up forty three dollars for. asia shares are inching higher as overnight gains on wall street and european markets improved investor sentiment here and finally two hours ahead of the opening bell here in moscow the markets managed to close in the black on monday march he has gained point two percent one of them i suppose by a photo percent. going to look at it through the trading day tom monday for much create investment bank says u.s. economic data and events in libya will be guiding market sentiment. investors in russian markets we focused on the key story of the week which is going to be the data coming out of the u.s. at the end of the week. second quarter g.d.p. revision as well as u.k. but the big story of course is jackson hole on friday will be trading around
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stories that potentially could come out of that big story is there going to be q e three is there going to be another round of easing is there going to be another program by which the fed buys backed securities or extends the maturity of the doubt that it's already bought back no one really knows but that'll be the picture ever really through the week the rumor mill around that so i think today at least the markets are going to be pretty pretty volatile as they have been for a while i think the second story as well for russia which is important is that the market price to digest the implications of the of the events unfolding in libya and what the implications are for the oil price. there with what we can expect from the coming trading day and that's all the business news for now you can find more stories on our website our dot com slash business.
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welcome back you're watching our team coming to live from moscow and breaking news this hour one of gadhafi sons considered by many as his father's successor appears in tripoli supporters this by rebel claims he had been detained when they stormed the city a day ago the information about these arrests was also confirmed by the international criminal court has added to the confusion over who's in control of the capital as both government and insurgent forces insist they have the upper hand. also doubts are cast over whether a rebel victory would actually immediately be in people in control of their destiny as x. further point to edge of where those who fought for the revolution added up with a government they didn't choose and satisfying and leave us still rages on a western oil companies have already started.